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Not only America: Nestlé urged to consider $17bn sale of global confectionery arm

Nestlé could go further than offloading its struggling US confectionery business and could find a willing buyer for its entire global confectionery division, says an analyst.

Hershey a likely contender for Nestlé confectionery division, but only if it's for the global business, says SIG analyst.  Photo:Nestlé/Businesswire

More child labor prevention needed as cocoa prices fall, warn UTZ and ICI

A sharp decline in cocoa prices could put children at increased risk of child labor unless more is done, say the heads of UTZ and ICI.

Castles made of bubble gum: PepsiCo JV hopes to bring edible sand to the US

PepsiCo's Mexican confectionery joint venture PISSA is looking for distributors to bring edible sand that becomes bubble gum to the US.

Mars brand perception takes hit but expected to recover after recall

Mars’ recall of chocolate for potential Salmonella is unlikely to bring long term damage in the eyes of consumers, according to YouGov.

SmashMallow approaching run rate of $25m in 6-12 months, predicts CEO: 'It’s growing exponentially faster than KRAVE'

The SmashMallow snackable marshmallow brand – launched by food & beverage brand incubator Sonoma Brands in August 2016 – is “charging towards a very visible $25m dollar run rate in the next six to 12 months,” with a flurry of new products to come, says founder Jon Sebastiani. 

Hostess Brands plans to penetrate new categories under direction of new CCO

Hostess Brands has identified new retail opportunities for its snack bakery products, said its recently appointed chief commercial officer, Andrew Jacobs.

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